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Pacific Explorer

Capacity
1,998
Crew
924
Tonnage
77 441
Length
856 ft (261 m)
First voyage
1997
Decks
15

Pacific Explorer (previously known as Dawn Princess) is a cruise ship since June 2017 operated by P&O Cruises Australia, a cruise line brand owned by the Carnival Corporation & plc. It is a Sun class cruise ship built by Fincantieri, Italy, in 1997, and features eight restaurants, four swimming pools, five Jacuzzis, seven lounges and bars, and two children centres. Some restaurants offer “anytime dining” where passengers can dine with whom they want, when they want.

She is the sister ship to Sun Princess, P&O's... Read more

Pacific Explorer

Capacity: 
1,998
Crew: 
924
Tonnage: 
77 441
Length: 
856 ft (261 m)
Beam: 
185 ft (56 m)
First voyage: 
1997
Decks: 
15

Pacific Explorer (previously known as Dawn Princess) is a cruise ship since June 2017 operated by P&O Cruises Australia, a cruise line brand owned by the Carnival Corporation & plc. It is a Sun class cruise ship built by Fincantieri, Italy, in 1997, and features eight restaurants, four swimming pools, five Jacuzzis, seven lounges and bars, and two children centres. Some restaurants offer “anytime dining” where passengers can dine with whom they want, when they want.

She is the sister ship to Sun Princess, P&O's Oceana (former Ocean Princess) and Sea Princess. Pacific Explorer & Sun Princess differ from Oceana & Sea Princess by having exterior Bridge wings. Oceana & Sea Princess have internal Bridge Wings

 

Refurbishment

In June 2009, Dawn Princess was dry-docked in the Port of Brisbane, Australia, for refurbishment. During the refit, a Movies Under the Stars screen was added to the main pool area, making Dawn Princess the tenth ship in the Princess fleet to offer this feature. Another addition was the Sanctuary, an adults-only private sunbathing area at the front of the ship, as well as a refurbishment of the photo gallery and maintenance of other public rooms.

In June 2017 "Pacific Explorer" was dry-docked in Sembawang Singapore, for refurbishment and re-branding from "Dawn Princess". Public spaces were significantly refurbished or added along with two waterslides, a splash park, "The Edge" adventure activities and barefoot bowls. New restaurants and bars were added including "Luke's" burgers, 400 Gradi gourmet pizzas, The Pantry, and The Bonded Store with Archie Rose Distillery.

 

P&O Cruises Australia

On October 7, 2015, Carnival announced that Dawn Princess would be transferred in May 2017 to its Australian subsidiary P&O Cruises Australia as the Pacific Explorer. The Dawn Princess entered drydock on 26 May 2017 in Singapore (Sembawang) for conversion to Pacific Explorer to be released for cruises on 22 June. After drydock ship got two 80 meters long water-slides (the longest ones on the ships based in Australia), as well as the cruise line’s 1st water park at sea, Lobster & Burger bar, the Waterfront restaurant, Angelo’s, The Pantry, Luke’s, The Bonded Store, P&O Edge Adventure Park, the Big Screen.

It was re-registered to the United Kingdom and arrived in Sydney, New South Wales on 19 June for a 3-day stay before conducting its maiden voyage to the Pacific Islands. She was christened by Dora The Explorer on 2 July 2017 at Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal after arriving from its maiden voyage.

 

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Dawn_Princess

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Attractions on Pacific Explorer


Fitness Centre

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Keeping fit while floating on the deep blue sea is easy. Get your heart pumping in our onboard gym. Or zen-out to the lapping waves while you do a yoga class on our sunlit deck. Our Fitness Cent...
Photo by P&O Cruises Australia

The Pantry

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The Pantry is like nothing you've seen on a cruise ship before. Stylish, individual outlets offer a range of contemporary Australian and international cuisines. Included in your fare.
Photo by P&O Cruises Australia

Kids Club

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There is so much fun for your kids to sink their teeth into at the Kids Club, our special club created for young travelers. It’s the perfect place for them to make new friends and play with kids th...

Dance Floor

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Let our resident DJs help you dance the night away. They know just how to get the party started so make sure you wear the right shoes to burn a hole in the dance floor.

Bar and Showlounge

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Fancy a show after dinner? Come here and enjoy amazing performances while sipping some tasty drink!

Self Service Laundromat

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Card Room

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Play card games, chat with your friends, relax, and enjoy your cruise!

Bar

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A relaxed bar perfect for everyone. Gather together, grab a cocktail and sip the day away.

Future Cruise Sales

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We'll open you the world of unforgettable future cruises.

Atrium

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It's going to become your dramatic first impression!